Nintendo’s FY2014 Briefing – What You Need to Know

You may or may not have already heard about The Big N’s investor briefing that was held today in Japan. We got updates on games coming to the Wii U/3DS, how NFC will be utilized, Quality of Life information and more!

The news can be found on Nintendo’s Japanese site <a “http:=”” www.nintendo.co.jp=”” ir=”” library=”” events=”” 140508=”” index.html”=””> here . If some of the information is confusing or features question marks (?), it’s because the text is being translated directly from Japanese and some information might be difficult to understand.

-Games mentioned include:
– Tomadatchi Life (Coming soon to North America)
– Super Smash Bros. for NINTENDO 3DS (Releasing this Summer)
– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Winter)
– Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Coming this November)
– Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (2015)
– Mario Kart 8 (May)
– Sonic Boom
– LEGO Ninjago Nindroids
– Skylanders Trap Team
– Watch_Dogs
– Shovel Knight
– Scram Kitty and his Buddy On Rails
– 1001 Spikes
– Armillo
– Siesta Fiesta
– Moon Chronicles
– Yokai Watch 2
– They will show off a game that can be achieved because there is a Wii U GamePad (Something that can only be done with a GamePad?) at E3
– Summer update will allow users to “quick start” into a game when they boot up the Wii U, saving about 20 seconds of load times
– More “quality of life” information should be out by the end of the year
– Smartphone apps coming soon, first one will be called Mario Kart TV that will post race highlights and ranking info(?). Should be out by the end of the fiscal year.
– You will be able to log in with your NNID, or use it without one
– Download sales have increased significantly over the past two years thanks to the eShop
– More information about NFC (Near-Field Communications) figurines (called NFP, Nintendo Figurine Platform) will be unveiled at E3
– Showed off a Mario figurine, and mentioned that you could put data from different pieces of software on it to “personalize” the figurine
– Nintendo looking into ways to license out their character IPs

Check out the tweets below for more information, videos and images from the investor briefing!

*This “pillar” is the Quality of Life information talked about in January (we still know very little about it)*

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About the author:

When Alex was young, he used to cry whenever his parents tried to hand him a game controller. Having complete control over the life of a red-clad Italian plumber was just too daunting to him. Nowadays, he only cries when the controller’s taken away.

Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. He loves all genres of video games, the more difficult the better. Some of his current favourites include VVVVVV, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends.

Alex – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


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